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  • Summary: The debut album for the indie pop band from California.
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  1. Morning Tide is a collection of songs that take the word ‘pop’ in ‘pop music’ literally, bursting with effervescence and joy.
  2. The band's debut full-length, Morning Tide--released on Chop Shop Records--allows that sound to sprawl and unfurl.
  3. The slower songs do have the effect of balancing the album. Even some of the upbeat tunes, usually The Little Ones' strength, are sometimes in danger of veering from endearing into cloying.
  4. Under The Radar
    If The Little Ones' debut had been released in June, it would undoubtedly have been proclaimed the soundgrack of the summer, but the band's relentlessly bright, angst-free sound seems to have even greater appeal the darker and shirter the days become. [fall 2008, p.76]
  5. Despite its faults, Morning Tide will no doubt satisfy fans of crafty pop and have them dancing and singing.
  6. The Little Ones however have produced a record that naively ignores all the elements that make reality real, and therefore it doesn’t make much sense. It’s happy and lively to the point of vulgarity.
  7. Q Magazine
    Mostly, it's just not interesting enough to hold the listener's attention throughout. [Aug 2008, p.139]

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